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ON THE VERGE OF CHUCKING IT IN THE BIN
gabby_reaper Oct-28-01 03:04 AM
I am trying to network two computers, both win98, using a crossover cable. NICs installed ok, netbeui and TCP protocols installed (no IP address specified). File sharing on, right click sharing C:, logon is Client for MS networks , same workgroup.
Under network neighborhod, both computers show Entire network and themselves but NOT the other. Checked cable ok.
The computers find only thier own hard drives, and not each other.
The lights are on, but no bodys home!!
so, how do I make the computers 'see' each other?
How can I make the networking work?
Has anyone ever come across two computers that wont communicate?

1. ...
JKennedy55 Oct-28-01 06:36 PM
In response to message 0
Can you ping each other? Can you ping 127.0.0.1 on each machine ok? Are you using ICS or any other internet sharing software? You dont have any TCP/IP settings specified?
Try setting your TCP/IP settings like this:
Machine1:
IP: 10.10.10.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Machine2:
IP: 10.10.10.2
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0


6. RE: ON THE VERGE OF CHUCKING IT IN THE BIN
lbyard Oct-29-01 01:30 AM
In response to message 0
Posting six threads on the same problem just makes extra work.

> Both the fd lights stay…

If you are referring to floppy disk LEDs staying on, No. If a floppy drive LED stays on all of the time, the usual cause is the flat cable is plugged-in backwards on either the motherboard or drive; the red stripe goes to pin 1. The end with the twist plugs into floppy drive A: on most computers. I have never seen a network installation cause this sort of problem. Perhaps the cables were unplugged and plugged back in backwards when the network adapter was installed?

> the link act. light flashes(is that right?).

Yes, if it is a combination Link and Activity LED. A better description for the behavior is that it is on most of the time, indicting a Link, and flashed off when there is activity. A Link-only LED should be on solid all of the time after booting-up both computers.

>I included the crossover cable no problem.

? If the crossover cable is part of the kit (commercially made), it is probably OK. If it was custom-made locally it could be the cause of the problem even if the Link LED behaves normally (http://duxcw.com/faq/network/link.htm).
See http://duxcw.com/faq/network/brreq.htm, http://duxcw.com/faq/network/names.htm, and http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/net2pc/intro.htm for more help.

Good luck! Larry




7. RE: ON THE VERGE OF CHUCKING IT IN THE BIN
nbc Nov-01-01 03:59 PM
In response to message 0
just sounds like a dodgy cable. if swapping it doesn't work (get one from a shop to be 100%) try removing all network settings on both PC's then re-install them

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